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Success! Hong from Cambodia raised $296 to fund sinus surgery so he can continue with school.

Hong
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  • $296 raised, $0 to go
$296
raised
$0
to go
Fully funded
Hong's treatment was fully funded on November 29, 2021.

Photo of Hong post-operation

November 11, 2021

Hong underwent sinus surgery so he can continue with school.

Hong had successful surgery on his ear to close the cyst and remove the source of his chronic infection. Now Hong is able to return to school and no longer have pain, discharge, and fevers. His family is feeling optimistic again that he can continue with his studies and pursue his dream of becoming a physician one day and help others in need.

Hong’s mother said: “We are relieved that Hong’s ear is better, he can be more confident and can live a normal life. He won’t have to miss school and we don’t have to pay for medicine that didn’t work. Thank you to all who helped to pay for his surgery.”

Hong had successful surgery on his ear to close the cyst and remove the source of his chronic infection. Now Hong is able to return to schoo...

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September 14, 2021

Hong is a 15-year-old student and the oldest of four children. His father is a construction worker, while his mother is a homemaker. Hong’s favorite subjects in school are Khmer and English. When he grows up, he would like to be a physician. When he is not studying, he likes to play football, play games on his phone, and listen to music.

Since he was born, Hong has experienced intermittent ear discharge with fever, swelling, and pain in his right ear. He had surgery in 2018 at a local hospital, but unfortunately he continues to have recurrent infections. Oral medications have not helped, and his condition makes it difficult for him to attend school. He has been diagnosed with preauricular sinus, which is a small hole or cyst in front of the ear above the ear canal. This hole marks a sinus tract under the skin that frequently becomes a pus-filled abscess.

Fortunately, our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre (CSC), is helping Hong to receive treatment. His family traveled to CSC’s care center and on September 14th, surgeons will repair the sinus. Now, his family needs help to raise $296 to fund this procedure.

Hong’s parents shared that they hope the infection will finally go away and their son will be free of pain and return to school.

Hong is a 15-year-old student and the oldest of four children. His father is a construction worker, while his mother is a homemaker. Hong's ...

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Hong's Timeline

  • September 14, 2021
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Hong was submitted by Sieng Heng at Children's Surgical Centre.

  • September 14, 2021
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Hong received treatment at Kien Khleang National Rehabilitation Centre in Cambodia. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • September 19, 2021
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Hong's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • November 11, 2021
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Hong's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • November 29, 2021
    FULLY FUNDED

    Hong's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 7 donors

Funded by 7 donors

Treatment
Preauricular Sinus Incision
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $296 for Hong's treatment
Hospital Fees
$50
Medical Staff
$246
Medication
$0
Supplies
$0

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